Career Aspirations of Young Women in Single-Sex Educational Institutions

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Career Aspirations of Young Women in Single-Sex Educational Institutions
Abstract
The author surveyed the career aspirations of 123 female secondary school students attending three English-language private, single-sex educational institutions in Montreal, circa mid-1980s. She found that nearly 100 percent of the students responded that they intended to pursue post-secondary education; of these, the majority intended to obtain an undergraduate degree, and close to sixty percent intended to pursue graduate studies. Seventy two percent of the girls indicated a desire to pursue traditionally male-dominated careers (chartered accounts, engineers, computer analysts, business executives, and lawyers). The three schools surveyed were: Queen of Angels Academy, The Study, and Trafalgar.
Type
Master's thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1985
Language
en
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Citation
O’Keefe, Doris. “Career Aspirations of Young Women in Single-Sex Educational Institutions.” Master’s thesis, McGill University, 1985. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol1/QMM/TC-QMM-63387.pdf.
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